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**50 Visions of Mathematics**, edited by Sam Parc

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, August 18, 2014

**100 Essential Things You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Math and the Arts**, by John D. Barrow

Review by Matthew Hutson, “In a new book, a mathematician explores the connection between math and art,” The Washington Post, February 13, 2015

Review in Notices of the AMS, January 2016

**101 Careers in Mathematics**, edited by Andrew Sterrett

Reviewed by William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, June 24, 2014

** Ada's Algorithm: How Lord Byron's Daughter Ada Lovelace Launched the Digital Age**, by James Essinger

Review by Jennifer Latson, "A math genius gets her due," *The Boston Globe*, October 13, 2014

Review by Laura Helmuth, New York Times Book Review, April 26, 2015

**Lars Ahlfors: At the Summit of Mathematics**, by Olli Lehto

Review by Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, August 11, 2015

**Alan Turing: His Work and Impact**, by S. Barry Cooper and Jan van Leeuwen

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, January 2, 2014

**Alex Through the Looking-Glass**, by Alex Bellos

Review by Tom Chivers, "Mathematical equations should have the perfect symmetry of a joke," The Telegraph, April 21, 2014

Review by Simon Singh, “Adventures with a Maths Demon,” The Guardian, May 3, 2014

Reviewed by Frank O'Shea, “Sum of all fears, or joy: A numbers book,” The Sydney Morning Herald, June 28, 2014

**Art in the Life of Mathematicians**, edited by Anna Kepes Szemerédi

Review by Joel Haack, MAA Reviews, December 4, 2015

**The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution, and Chance**, by Kayt Sukel

Review by Kate Douglas, "Luck be a Lady," New Scientist, April 16, 2016, pp. 44-45

**A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design**, by Frank Wilczek

Review by Marcelo Gleiser, "The Hidden Code of Creation," The Chronicle Review, September 11, 2015, p B16

**Beautiful Geometry**, by Eli Maor and Eugen Jost

Review by Lee Billings, *Scientific American*, November 22, 2013

Reviewed by Tony Mann, Times Higher Education, 13 March 2014

**The Best Writing on Mathematics 2013**, edited by Mircea Pitici

Review by Sandra Keith, MAA Reviews, January 18, 2014

**The Best Writing on Mathematics 2014**, edited by Mircea Pitici

Review by Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, December 21, 2014

**The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015**, edited by Mircea Pitici

Review in Notices of the AMS, January 2016

Review by Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, January 31, 2016

**Beyond Banneker: Black Mathematicians and the Paths to Excellence**, by Erica N. Walker

Review by Ron Buckmire, MAA Reviews, November 4, 2016

**Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure**, by Cédric Villani (see Théorème Vivant for reviews of the French version)

Review by Hannah Fry, The Guardian, February 25, 2015

Review by Karen Shook, Times Higher Education, February 26, 2015

Review by Alexander Masters, *"How could anyone enjoy Cédric Villani’s ‘Birth of a Theorem’? I think I’ve worked it out,"* The Spectator, February 28, 2015

Review by Jacob Aron, "Boltzman and brio," *NewScientist*, February 28, 2015, p. 50

Review by Amir Alexander, *Nature*, March 5, 2015, p. 31

Review by Clara Moskowitz, *Scientific American*, May 2015, p. 82

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, May 7, 2015

Review by Daniel W. Stroock, *Notices of the AMS*, November 2015

On *Publishers Weekly*’s spring 2015 announcements and “Top 10: Science”

**The Book on Games of Chance: The 16th-Century Treatise on Probability**, by Gerolamo Cardano

Review by Joel Haack, MAA Reviews, June 14, 2016

**Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: How a Nineteenth-Centure Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life**, Tamara Plakins Thornton

Review by Daniel Silver, "Salem's Savant," American Scientist, November-December 2016

**The Boy Who Loved Math**, by Deborah Heiligman

Review by Nate Silver, Beautiful Minds, The New York Times, July 12, 2013

**A Brief History of Numbers**, by Leo Corry

Review by Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society Reviews, September 8, 2015

**L. E. J. Brouwer—Topologist, Intuitionist, Philosopher: How Mathematics Is Rooted in Life**, by Dirk van Dalen

Reviewed by Dale M. Johnson, Notices of the AMS, June/July 2014

**Burn Math Class: And Reinvent Mathematics for Yourself**, by Jason Wilkes

Review by Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, April 2016, p. 78

**Cakes, Custard and Category Theory**, by Eugenia Cheng

Review by Barbara Fantechi, European Mathematical Society Book Reviews, September 2015, p. 68

Review by John Baez, London Math Society Newsletter, September 14, 2015

**The Call of the Primes**, by Owen O'Shea

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, March 8, 2016

**Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe**, by Ian Stewart

Review in Notices of the AMS, October 2016

**A Calculus of Ideas: A Mathematical Study of Human Thought**, by Ulf Grenander

Review by Andrew I. Dale, *Notices of the AMS*, January 2014

**Capitalism and Arithmetic: The New Math of the 15th Century**, by Frank Swetz

Reviewed by Peter Ruane, MAA Reviews, November 14, 2013

**Chancing It: The Laws of Chance and How They can Work for You**, by Robert Matthews

Review by Kate Douglas, "Luck be a Lady," New Scientist, April 16, 2016, pp. 44-45

**Chaotic Fishponds and Mirror Universes: The Strange Maths Behind the Modern World**, by Richard Elwes

Review in Notices of the AMS, October 2016

**Circularity: A Common Secret to Paradoxes, Scientific Revolutions and Humor**, by Ron Aharoni

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, June 7, 2016

**Coffee, Love and Matrix Algebra**, by Gary Ernest Davis

Review by David A. Huckaby, MAA Reviews, November 12, 2014

**Coming to Our Senses: Perceiving Complexity to Avoid Catastrophes**, by Viki McCabe

Review by Ittay Weiss, MAA Reviews, December 4, 2014

**Complexities: Women in Mathematics**, edited by Bettye Anne Case and Anne M. Leggett

Review by Carol Dorf, "A Wealth of Complexities," American Scientist, March - April 2013

**Constitutional Calculus: The Math of Justice and the Myth of Common Sense**, by Jeff Suzuki

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, March 15, 2015

Review in Notices of the AMS, November, 2016

**Count Like an Egyptian: A Hands-On Introduction to Ancient Mathematics**, by David Reimer

Review by Nancy Szokan, The Washington Post, May 19, 12014

Review by Calvin Jongsma, MAA Reviews, May 28, 2014

**Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns**, by Frank A. Farris

Review by Daniel S. Silver, American Scientist, September-October, 2015, pp. 360-362

Review by James S. Walker, Notices of the AMS, December 2015

**The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics**, by George Gheverghese Joseph

Review by Clemency Montelle, Notices of the AMS, December 2013

**The Cult of Pythagoras: Math and Myths**, by Alberto A. Martínez

Review by Ellen Ziliak, MAA Reviews, March 7, 2013

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David Mumford—Selected Papers, Volume II: On Algebraic Geometry, including Correspondence with Grothendieck**, edited by Ching-Li Chai, Amnon Neeman, and Takahiro Shiota

Review by Frans Oort, Notices of the AMS, February 2013

**Decoded, a novel**, by Mai Jia (translated by Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne)

Reviewed by Li Gong, "The cryptic mind," *Nature*, March 6, 2014, p 36

**Doing Data Science**, by Rachel Schutt and Cathy O’Neil

Reviewed by Brian Hayes, *Notices*, October 2014< p/>

**A Doubter's Almanac**, by Ethan Canin

Review by NPR Staff, "In 'Doubter's Almanac,' Troubled Math Genius Tries To Solve The Unsolvable", NPR, February 18, 2016

Review by Ellen Ullman, New York Times, February 22, 2016

** e: The Story of a Number**, by Eli Maor

Review by Mehdi Hassani, MAA Reviews, March 22, 2016

**Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat**, by Paul Halpern

Review by Mark Bollman, MAA Reviews, May 26, 2015

On *Publishers Weekly*’s spring 2015 announcements and “Top 10: Science”

**ENIAC in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer**, by Thomas Haigh, Mark Priestley, and Crispin Rope

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, April 7, 2016

**Enlightening Symbols: A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Power**, by Joseph Mazur

Review by Nancy Szokan, "Where did the = sign come from? Author presents history of mathematical symbols," The Washington Post, April 7, 2014

Review by Gaia Donati, *Science*, July 2014

Review by Tom Siegfried, *Science News*, September 6, 2014

Review by Tushar Das, MAA Reviews, January 13, 2015

**Leonhard Euler: Mathematical Genius in the Enlightenment**, by Ronald S. Calinger

Review by Davide Castelvecchi, “A Mathematical Revolutionary,” *Nature*, December 10, 2015

Review by Frank Swetz, MAA Reviews, February 16, 2016

Review in Notices of the AMS, November 2016

**Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us**, by Oscar E. Fernandez

Review by Tom Schulte, MAA Reviews, April 19, 2014

**Figures of Thought: A Literary Appreciation of Maxwell’s Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism**, by Thomas K. Simpson

Review by Brian Hayes, *Notices of the AMS*, September 2013

**Finding Zero: A Mathematician’s Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers**, by Amir D. Aczel

Review by Frank Swetz, MAA Reviews, December 31, 2014

Review by Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, pp 82, January 2015

Review by Nick Romeo, “The Zero in Math—Why Nothing Matters,” The Daily Beast, February 2, 2015

**The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking**, by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird

Review by Gizem Karaali, MAA Reviews, April 25, 2013

**Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence**, by Joseph Mazur

Review by Peter Rabinovitch, MAA Reviews, March 22, 2016

Review by David Shariatmadari, The Guardian, June 23, 2016

Review by Robyn Arianrhod, “Leaving luck out of the equation,” Cosmos, August 5, 2016

**The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick**, by Benoît B. Mandelbrot

Review by Dwight Garner**, "**Wandering Visionary in Math’s Far Realms," *New York Times Book Review*, October 30, 2012

Review by Adam Kirsch, "A Math Genius’s Sad Calculus," *Tablet*, October 25, 2012

Review in the Economist, "A cloud Atlas: Memoirs of a European mathematician," Oct 27, 2012

Review by Brian Hayes, "Father of Fractals," *American Scientist*, January-February, 2013

Review by Brie Finegold, "From Simple Rules Repeated," *Science*, January 18, 2013

Review by Jim Holt, "He Conceived the Mathematics of Roughness," The New York Review of Books, May 23, 2013

**Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction**, by Morton D. Davis

Review by Tom Schulte, MAA Reviews, February 15, 2016

**Genius at Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway**, by Siobhan Roberts

Review by Michael Harris, “The Mercurial Mathematician,” Nature, July 23, 2015, pp. 406-407

Review by Colm Mulcahy, “John H. Conway: Genius at Play,” Huffington Post, July 14, 2015

Review by Genna Buck, "The lonely life of a unique genius," Maclean's, August 11, 2015

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, August 31, 2015

Review in Notices of the AMS, January 2016

**Gentzen’s Centenary: The Quest for Consistency**, edited by Reinhard Kahle and Michael Rathjen

Review by Jeremy Avigad, Notices of the AMS, December 2016

**Geometric Magic Squares**, by Lee C. F. Sallows

Reviewed by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, September 24, 2013

**Geometry and the Imagination**, by David Hilbert and S. Cohn-Vossen

Reviewed by Tim Penttila, MAA Reviews, November 16, 2013

**The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search of the Impossible**, by Lance Fortnow

Review by Veit Elser, "Can Oompa-Loompas Save Us from Perebor?," Science, July 5, 2013

**Golf on the Moon: Entertaining Mathematical Paradoxes and Puzzles**, by Dick Hess

Review by Peter T. Olszewski, MAA Reviews, August 18, 2014

**The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life**, by Alex Bellos

Review by Jan Gardner, *The Boston Globe*, June 7, 2014

Review by Jennifer Ouellette, *The New York Times*, August 1, 2014

**Great Calculations: A Surprising Look Behind 50 Scientific Inquiries**, by Colin Pask

Review by Tom Schulte, MAA Reviews, August 28, 2015

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**Half a Century of Pythagoras Magazine**, edited by Alex van den Brandhof, Jan Guichelaar, and Arnout Jaspers

Review by Tricia Muldoon Brown, MAA Reviews, January 14, 2016

**Hidden Figures, The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race**, by Margot Lee Shetterly (see also Hidden Figures, the movie)

Interview on NPR, September 25, 2016

Review by Julia Franz, "These black women were the mathematicians behind American spaceflight," PRI.org, November 5, 2016

Review by Carol Christian, "The Calculators," Science, December 16, 2016

Review by Joshua Adams, "Local author spotlights under-the-radar female mathematicians at NASA," C-Ville, December 23, 2016

**Higher Order Fourier Analysis**, by Terence Tao

Review by Allen Stenger, MAA Reviews, July 22, 2013

**A History in Sum: 150 Years of Mathematics at Harvard (1825–1975)**, by Steve Nadis and Shing-Tung Yau

Review by Steve Batterson, Notices of the AMS, June/July 2014

**How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World**, by Amir Alexander

Review by Jennifer Ouellette, *The New York Times*, August 1, 2014

**How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking**, by Jordan Ellenberg

Interview with the author, NPR, June 2, 2014

Review by Manil Suri, *The Washington Post*, June 13, 2014

Review by Annie Murphy Paul, How to Learn to Love Math, *Time Magazine*, June 13, 2014

Review by Erin Anderssen, “If you ever wondered how math class could help you later in life, here’s your answer,” *The Globe and Mail*, June 18, 2014

Review in *Nature*, June 19, 2014, page 339

Review by Hiawatha Bray, *The Boston Globe*, July 5, 2014

Review by Peter Orszag, *"Math Plus Statistics Adds Up to Fun at the Beach"*, Money News, July 29, 2014

Review by Jennifer Ouellette, *The New York Times*, August 1, 2014

Review by William Satzer, *MAA Reviews*, August 5, 2014

Review by GrrlScientist, The best popular science books of 2014: Physical sciences, *The Guardian*, December 18, 2014

**How To Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics**, by Eugenia Cheng

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, May 1, 2015

Review by Margaret Quamme, "Higher math served in bite-size bits," *The Columbus Dispatch*, May 10, 2015

Review by Alex Bellos, *The New York Times*, June 12, 2015

Review by Simon Worrall, “What Do Mayonnaise and Hollandaise Have To Do With Math?,” *National Geographic*, June 21, 2015

Review by Ria Misra, "How to Bake Pi Uses Math to Solve the Cookbook Paradox," i09, July 10, 215

On *Publishers Weekly*’s spring 2015 announcements and “Top 10: Science”

Review by Jeremy L. Martin, Notices of the AMS, October 2016

**The Humans**, by Matt Haig

Review by Harry Ritchie, The Guardian, May 15, 2013

**Idea Makers**, by Stephen Wolfram

Review by Tom Siegfried, "Science's Human Side," Science News, August 20, 2016 issue, pp. 28

**I, Mathematician**, edited by Peter Casazza, Steven G. Krantz and Randi D. Ruden

Review by P. N. Ruane, MAA Reviews, June 10, 2015

**The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles and Rare Events Happen Every Day**, by David Hand

Review by John A. Adams, *The Washington Post*, February 21, 2014

Review by Jennifer Ouellette, *The New York Times*, August 1, 2014

Review by Eve Limbrick-Oldfield, "What are the Chances?," *Science*, September 12, 2014

**Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World**, by Amir Alexander

Review by John Allen Paulos, "The 16th Century’s Line of Fire, ‘Infinitesimal,’ a Look at a 16th-Century Math Battle," The New York Times, April 7, 2014

Review by NPR Staff, "Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History", NPR, April 20, 2014

Review by Judith V. Grabiner, MAA Reviews, June 12, 2014

Review by Robyn Arianrhod, *Times Higher Education*, June 19, 2014

Review by Paula E. Findlen, "The Mathematical Shape of Modernity," *Chronicle of Higher Education*, June 23, 2014

**In Praise of Simple Physics: The Science and Mathematics behind Everyday Questions**, by Paul J. Nahin

Review by Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, June 9, 2016

**In Pursuit of the Traveling Salesman: Mathematics at the Limits of Computation**, by William J. Cook

Review by Jan Karel Lenstra and David Shmoys, Notices of the AMS, June/July 2016

**Invisible in the Storm: The Role of Mathematics in Understanding Weather**, by Ian Roulstone and John Norbury

Review, Books in Brief, *Nature*, April 4, 2013

Review by Peter Lynch, *Notices of the AMS*, September 2013

**Invitation to a Mathematical Festival**, by Ivan Yashchenko

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, March 16 2013

**The Joy of SET: The Many Mathematical Dimensions of a Seemingly Simple Card Game**, by Liz McMahon, Gary Gordon, Hannah Gordon and Rebecca Gordon

Review by Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, November 3, 2016

**The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity**, by Steven Strogatz

Internet interview with Steven Strogatz, Science Friday, October 5, 2012

Internet interview with Steven Strogatz, "The Beauty and Delight of Mathematics: Q&A with Steven Strogatz," *Wired Science*, October 30, 2012

Review by Tom Siegfried, *Science News*, November 3, 2012

Review by Daniel N. Rockmore, "Making Math Pop," *The Chronicle Review*, January 14, 2013

Review by Robert James, The Bookbag, online, March 2013

**The King of Infinite Space**, by David Berlinski

Reviewed in *Nature*, January 31, 2013

Review by Brian Hayes, "Sparring with the Great Geometer", American Scientist, March - April 2013

** Knots and Borromean Rings, Rep-Tiles, and Eight Queens**, by Martin Gardner

Review by Tom Schulte, MAA Reviews, May 14, 2015

**L.A. Math: Romance, Crime, and Mathematics in the City of Angels**, by James Stein

Review by Josh Logue, Inside Higher Ed, January 29, 2016

Review by Phillip Zonkel, “Cal State Long Beach professor uses math to solve mysteries,” Long Beach Press Telegram, February 19, 2016

Review by Mindy Capaldi, MAA Reviews, April 27, 2016

** Peter Lax, Mathematician: An Illustrated Memoir**, by Reuben Hersh

Review by William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, February 19, 2015

**The Leading Indicators**, by Zachary Karabell

Review by Diane Coyle, *Statistically Speaking*, The New York Times, April 11, 2014

**Letters to a Young Scientist**, by Edward O. Wilson

Review by Shaoni Bhattacharya, "You don't need good mathematics to be a scientist," New Scientist, May 6, 2013

Review by Stuart Pimm, "A guide to the life scientific," Nature, April 18, 2013

**Locks, Mahabharata and Mathematics**, by V. Raghunathan

Review by Dilip D'Souza, Live Mint, August 31, 2013

**The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Ag**e, by Paul J. Nahin

Review by Marissa Fessenden, Scientific American, November 2012

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, November 8, 2012

Review by Martin Davis, Notices of the AMS, September 2013

**Logic’s Lost Genius: The Life of Gerhard Gentzen**, by Eckart Menzler-Trott

Review by Jeremy Avigad, Notices of the AMS, December 2016

**Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality**, by Edward Frenkel

Review by John Matson, *Scientific American*, September 20, 2013

Review by Minyanville, NASDAQ, September 27, 2013

Review by James Currie, "Math wiz breaks with nerd stereotype," *Winnepeg Free Press*, October 5, 2013

Review by Marcus du Sautoy, "Proof of passion," *Nature*, October 3, 2013

Review by Leonard Mlodinow, "It All Adds Up",* New York Times*, October 25, 2013

Interview with Edward Frenkel, Science Weekly Podcast, *The Guardian*, November 11, 2013

Review by Amir Alexander, "Brilliance Triumphs Over Rejection: In ‘Love & Math,’ Fighting Discrimination Through Numbers," *New York Times*, November 18, 2013

Review by Jim Holt, "A Mathematical Romance," *The New York Review of Books*, December 5, 2013

Review by Brian Hayes, "The Monodromy of Love," *American Scientist*, January-February 2014

Review by Julia McKinnell, Maclean's, December 17, 2013

Reviewed by Anthony W. Knapp, "Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality," Notices, October 2014

Review by Alex Alaniz, “Love & Math, A Review Of Edward Frenkel’s Bestseller, A Math Planetarium,” Science 20, September 4, 2015

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The Magic of Math**, by Arthur Benjamin

Review by Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society Book Reviews, October 2, 2015

Review by Tom Schulte, MAA Reviews, November 17, 2015

Review by Steve Mirsky, The Magic of Math Lets You Have Your Pi and Eat it, Too, Scientific American, January 1, 2016

**Magnificent Mistakes in Mathematics**, by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann

Review by Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, September 12, 2013

Review by Tony Mann, Times Higher Learning, September 2013

**Manifold Mirrors: The Crossing Paths of the Arts and Mathematics**, by Felipe Cucker

Review by Hardy Gant, MAA Reviews, September 19, 2013

**A Man For All Markets: From Las Vegas To Wall Street, How I Beat The Dealer And The Market**, By Ed Thorp

Review by John Navin, "The Math Professor Who Beat Las Vegas And Wall Street," Forbes, January 6, 2016

Review by Tim Melvin, "The Strip And The Street: A Conversation With Mathematician, Hedge Fund Manager, And Blackjack Player Edward Thorp," Benzinga, January 17, 2017

**The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan**, by Robert Kanigel

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, May 27, 2014

**The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer**, by David Leavitt

Review by William Dunham, MAA Reviews, January 14, 2016

**Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century**, edited by Michael Henle and Brian Hopkins

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, April 9, 2013

**The MATH BOOK: From Pythagoras to the 57 ^{th} Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics**, by Clifford A. Pickover

Review by Sarah J. Greenwald and Jill E. Thomley,

**Math Bytes**, by Tim Chartier

Review by Alex Bello, "Empire State Building vanishes: amazing images of geometrical illusion", The Guardian, April 1, 2014

Review by Sol Lederman, Wild About Math: Making Math Fun and Accessible, April 6, 2014

Review by Robert Shaefer, *New York Journal of Books*, April 6, 2014

Review by Alex Bogomolny, *Cut the Knot*, April 2014

Review by A. Bultheel, "Math Bytes: Google Bombs, Chocolate-Covered Pi, and Other Cool Bits in Computing", The European Mathematical Society, May 12, 2014

Review by Philip J. Davis, Mathematics as Play, SIAM, June 2, 2014

Review by Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, June 9, 2014

Review by Rachael Skyner, "Whimsical Math," *Science*, September 5, 2014

**Mathematical Brain Benders: Second Miscellany of Puzzles**, by Stephen Barr

Review by Underwood Dudley, MAA Reviews, November 11, 2015

**Mathematical Card Magic: Fifty-Two New Effects**, by Colm Mulcahy

Reviewed by Kara Shane Colley, MAA Reviews, November 11, 2013

Review by Alex Bellos, “Algebra-cadabra! Here's a classic magic trick, and the mathematical secret behind it”, *The Guardian*, February 4, 2013

**Mathematical Cartoons**, by Charles Ashbacher

Review by David S. Mazel, MAA Reviews, August 10, 2015

**Mathematical Circle Diaries, Year 1: Complete Curriculum for Grades 5 to 7**, by Anna Burago

Review by Alex Bogomolny, MAA Reviews, January 30, 2013

**Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments**, by Alfred S. Posamentier and Ingmar Lehmann

Review by Richard J. Wilders, MAA Reviews, September 23, 2014

**Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings**, by Alexander J. Hahn

Review by Science, February 15, 2013

** Mathematical Magic**, by William Simon

Review by Peter Olszewski, MAA Reviews, June 9, 2015

**Mathematical Puzzles and Curiosities**, by Barry R. Clarke

Review by Tom Schulte, MAA Reviews, August 15, 2014

**Mathematical Understanding of Nature: Essays on Amazing Physical Phenomena and Their Understanding by Mathematicians**, by V. I. Arnold

Review by William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, October 28, 2014

**Mathematicians and Their Gods**, edited by Snezana Lawrence and Mark McCartney

Review by Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society Reviews, September 8, 2015

**A Mathematician's Lament**, by Paul Lockhart

Review by Mary Margaret Alvarado, *The Chronicle of Higher Education*, October 4, 2015

**Mathematicians on Creativity**, edited by Peter Borwein, Peter Liljedahl, and Helen Zhai

Review by Kelli M. Slaten, MAA Reviews, December 17, 2014

**The Mathematician’s Shiva**, by Stuart Rojstaczer

Review by Larry N. Mayer, *"Love, Death and Math in Wisconsin: 'Mathemetician's Shiva' Is Rollicking Debut Novel,"* The Jewish Daily Forward, January 13, 2015

Review by Jane Honchell, *“See Jane Read: Warm up your heart and mind with ‘The Mathematician’s Shiva’,”* The Abington Journal, January 27, 2015

**Mathematics and Art**, by Lynn Gamwell

Review by Lynn Gamwell, "Why the history of maths is also the history of art," The Guardian, December 2, 2015

**Mathematics and the Making of Modern Ireland: Trinity College Dublin from Cromwell to the Celtic Tiger**, by David Attis

Review by Robert W. Hayden, MAA Reviews, December 16, 2014

**Mathematics and the Mind**, by Hassan Tahiri

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, March 28, 2016

**Mathematics in Nineteenth-Century America: The Bowditch Generation**, by Todd Timmons

Review by Diann Porter, MAA Reviews, June 20, 2014

**Mathematics in 20th-Century Literature and Art**, by Robert Tubbs

Review by P. N. Ruane, MAA Reviews, September 6, 2014

**Mathematics in Victorian Britain**, edited by Raymond Flood, Adrian Rice, and Robin Wilson

Review by P. N. Ruane, MAA Reviews, May 16, 2014

**Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History**, by Annette Imhausen

Review by Calvin Jongsma, MAA Reviews, June 8, 2016

**The Mathematics of Love: Patterns, Proofs, and the Search for the Ultimate Equation**, by Hannah Fry

Review by Mark Colyan, Notices of the AMS, August 2016

**Mathematics of Planet Earth: Mathematicians Reflect on How to Discover, Organize, and Protect Our Planet**, by Hans Kaper and Christiane Rousseau

Review by Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews, September 7, 2015

Review by Christopher K. R. T. Jones, Notices of the AMS, December 2016

**Mathematics of the Transcendental**, by Alain Badiou

Review by Andrej Bauer, Notices of the AMS, October 2015

**The Mathematics that Power Our World: How is It Made?**, by Joseph Khoury and Gilles Lamothe

Review by Kevin Tasley, MAA Reviews, November 29, 2016

**Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation**, by Michael Harris

Review by Amir Alexander, *Nature*, March 5, 2015, p. 31

**The Math Myth and Other STEM Delusions**, by Andrew Hacker

Review by David M. Bressoud, *Notices of the AMS*, November 2016

**Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom**, by Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez

Review by Robert W. Hayden, MAA Review, December 11, 2012

Review by Abigail Tarttelin, The Huffington Post, January 4, 2013

Review by Janet Raloff, Science News, June 29, 2013

Review by Paul H. Edelman, Burden of Proof: A Review of Math on Trial, *Notices of the AMS*, August 2013

**Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math, Even If You Don't**, by Patricia Clark Kenschaft

Review by Ellen Ziliak, MAA Reviews, October 7, 2014

**Meaning in Mathematics**, edited by John Polkinghorne

Review by Michael Heller, "Deep Questions on the Nature of Mathematics," *Notices of the AMS*, May 2013

**A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)**, by Barbara Oakley

Interview by Michael Morella, “Learning the Language of Numbers,” US News and World Report, September 5, 2014

Review by Beverly Wood, MAA Reviews, October 30, 2014

**Gösta Mittag-Leffler. A Man of Conviction**, by Arild Stubhaug

Review by Sigurdur Helgason, *Notices of the AMS*, September 2013

**The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations**, by Boris A. Kordemsky

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, May 14, 2015

**My Life and Functions**, by Walter K. Hayman

Review by David Drasin, *Notices of the American Mathematical Society*, May 2015

**My Search for Ramanujan**, by Ken Ono and Amir D. Aczel

Review by Adriana Salerno, "Counting on Ramanujan," MAA Focus, April/May 2016, pp. 34

Review by Jeremy Bernstein, "The Most Remarkable Mathematician," Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2016

**Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data**, by Charles Wheelan

Review by Evelyn J. Lamb, "Great Refresher or First Course," Science, April 5, 2013

**Naming Infinity: A True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity**, by Loren Graham and Jean-Michel Kantor

Review by Jascha Hoffman, "Pursuing the Infinite," Nature, April 23, 2009

Review in *Scientific American*, April 2009

Review by Alexey Glutsyuk, *Notices of the AMS*, January 2014

**John Napier: Life, Logarithms, and Legacy**, by Julian Havil

Review by George Szpiro, "Constructor of a Marvellous Canon", *Nature*, October 30, 2014

**The New Math: A Political History**, by Christopher J. Phillips

Review by Alex Bellos, “Mathematics: Set theory for six-year-olds,” *Nature*, December 4, 2014

Review by Jeremy Kilpatrick, Curriculum and the Cold War," *Science*, pp 380, January 23, 2015

**The New Science of Cities**, by Michael Batty

Review by Michael Szell, "Connecting Paradigms", *Science*, February 28, 2014

**The Newton Papers**, by Sarah Dry

Review by Mordechai Feingold, A voyage round Newton," *Nature*, May 2014

**The New York Times Book of Mathematics**, Edited by Gina Kolata

Review by Ian Stewart, *Notices of the AMS*, May 2014

**The Noether Theorems: Invariance and Conservation Laws in the Twentieth Century**, by Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach

Review by Robyn Arianrhod, The Evolution of an Idea, *Notices of the AMS*, August 2013

**The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers About Danger and Death**, by Michael Blastland and David Spiegelhalter

Review by Jennifer Ouellette, *The New York Times*, August 1, 2014

Review by Mark Bollman, MAA Reviews, December 7, 2014

**The Number Devil**, by Hans Magnus Enzenberger

Review by Leonie Mueck, Nature, December 1, 2016

**Numbers and Functions: From a Classical-Experimental Mathematician's Point of View**, by Victor H. Moll

Review by Alex Bogomolny, MAA Reviews, January 14, 2013

**Numbers: Their Tales, Types, and Treasures**, By Alfred S. Posamentier and Bernd Thaller

Review by Underwood Dudley, MAA Reviews, September 11, 2015

**A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His and Probably Yours**, by John Allen Paulos

Review by Conor Friedersdorf, “How Math Can Defeat Bullies”, The Atlantic, July 3, 2015

Review by Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society, July 30, 2016

**Odds Against Tomorrow**, by Nathaniel Rich

Review by Alan Cheuse, NPR News, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, April 1, 2013

**On Leibniz**, by Nicholas Rescher

Review by Tom Schulte, *MAA Reviews*, January 18, 2014

Review by Eberhard Knobloch, *Notices of the AMS*, August 2015

**On the Connexion of the Physical Science**, by Mary Somerville

Review by Richard Holmes, *Nature*, October 23, 2014

**William Fogg Osgood at Harvard: Agent of a Transformation of Mathematics in the United States**, by Diann R. Porter

Review by Todd Timmons, MAA Reviews, April 23, 2014

**Our Mathematical Universe**, by Max Tegmark

Review by Max Tegmark, "Can the Meaning of Life Be Explained by Math?," *Publishers Weekly*, January 10, 2014

Review by Peter Woit, *The Wall Street Journal*, January 17, 2014

Review by Stephen C. Hirtle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 25, 2014

Review by Brian Rotman, *The Guardian*, January 31, 2014

Review by Edward Frenkel, The New York Times, February 14, 2014

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**Paradoxes in Probability Theory**, by William Eckhardt

Review by Olle Häggström, Notices of the AMS, March 2013

**Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty**, by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss

Review by Adrian Woolfson, *Science*, January 1, 2016, pp. 36

Review by Chau Tu, “A new coloring book highlights the visual beauty of mathematics,” PRI, February 3, 2016

**Pearls from a Lost City: The Lvov School of Mathematics**, by Roman Duda

Review by Henry Heatherly, MAA Reviews, September 14, 2014

**The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling**, by Adam Kurcharski

Review by Kate Douglas, "Luck be a Lady," New Scientist, April 16, 2016, pp. 44-45

Review by Samantha Beckett, “The Perfect Bet” Shows Link Between Science and Gambling, According to Mathematician Adam Kucharski,” Casino.org, May 8, 2016

**The Poetry of Victorian Scientists**, by Daniel Brown

Review by Charles Ashbacher, *MAA Reviews*, July 28, 2014

**Henri Poincaré: A Biography Thorugh the Daily Papers**, by Jean-Marc Ginoux and Christian Gerini

Review by P.N. Ruane, *MAA Reviews*, March 2, 2014

**Henri Poincaré: Impatient Genius**, by Ferdinand Verhulst

Review by Michael Berg, MAA Reviews, October 27, 2012

Review by Julio M. Ottino, AIP Scitation, October 2013

**Henri Poincaré: A Scientific Biography**, by Jeremy Gray

Review by George Szpiro, "Poet of the Infinite", *Nature*, December 6, 2012

Review by Peter Pesic, "What Poincaré Knew," *Science*, March 22, 2013

Review by Julio M. Ottino, AIP Scitation, October 2013

Reviewed by John Stillwell, *Notices of the AMS*, April 2014

**Prime Mystery: The Life and Mathematics of Sophie Germain**, by Dora E. Musielak

Review by David Pengelley, MAA Reviews, April 21, 2015

**Probably Approximately Correct**, by Leslie Valiant

Review by Marcus Feldman, *Notices of the AMS*, November 2014

**Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries**, by Ian Stewart

Review by Tom French, MAA Reviews, October 2, 2014

Review by Sam Vandervelde, *Notices of the AMS*, December 2015

**Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers**, by Ian Stewart

Reviewed by Ittay Weiss, MAA Reviews, April 28, 2015

**The Proof and The Pudding: What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common**, by Jim Henle

Review by Joel Haack, MAA Reviews, May 2, 2015

**The Puzzling Adventures of Doctor Ecco**, by Dennis Shasha

Review by Megan Patnott, MAA Reviews, September 9, 2015

** Quantum Computing Since Democritus**, by Scott Aaronson

Review by Avi Wigderson, *Notices of the American Mathematical Society*, November 2014

**Quite Right: The Story of Mathematics, Measurement, and Money**, by Norman Biggs

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, March 29, 2016

**Really Big Numbers**, by Richard Evan Schwartz

Review by Yelena McManaman, "Infinity is Farther Than You Think", *Moebius Noodles*, July 21, 2014

Review by Darren Glass, MAA Reviews, August 21, 2014

Review by Sondra Eklund, Sonder Books, April 21, 2015

**Reflections: The Magic, Music and Mathematics of Raymond Smullyan**, by Raymond Smullyan

Review by Joel Haack, MAA Reviews, June 30, 2015

**Iris Runge: A Life at the Crossroads of Mathematics, Science, and Industry**, by Renate Tobies

Review by Tom Schulte, MAA Reviews, July 22, 2013

** Secret History**: The Story of Cryptology, by Craig P. Bauer

Review by Ellen Ziliak, MAA Reviews, August 4, 2014

**Seduced by Logic: Emilie du Chatelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution**, by Robyn Arianrhod

Review by Jane Gleeson-White, "Female pioneers in mathematics found strength in numbers ," *The Australian*, 23 July 2011

Review by Judith V. Grabine, *Notices of the AMS*, June-July 2013

Interview by Richard FIdler, Conversations with Richard Fidler, ABC Local, October 28, 2013

**Shaping Space: Exploring Polyhedra in Nature, Art, and the Geometrical Imagination**, edited by Marjorie Senechal

Review by Gizem Karaali, MAA Reviews, December 31, 2013

**The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t**, by Nate Silver

Review by Noam Scheiber, "Known Unknowns," *The New York Times*, November 2, 2012

Review by Andrew Hacker, "How He Got It Right," *The New York Review of Books*, January 10, 2013

Review by Sam Wang and Benjamin C. Campbell, "Mr. Bayes Goes to Washington," *Science*, February 15, 2013

Review by Lisa Goldberg, *Quantitative Finance*, December 16, 2013

**Simon: The Genius in my Basement**, by Alexander Masters

Review by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, December 15, 2014

**The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets**, by Simon Singh

Review by Thomas Jones, *The Guardian*, October 24, 2013

Review by NPR Staff, "Divide By D'oh! The 'Mathematical Secrets' Of The Simpsons," *NPR Author Interviews*, October 26, 2013

Review by Parade, "5 Math Lessons Hidden in The Simpsons," Parade Magazine, October 29, 2013

Review by Amir Alexander, "Examining the Square Root of D’oh!,"* The New York Times*, January 27, 2014

Review by Ruchi Kumar, “Simon says, Math is still a minority sport,” DNA India, February 9, 2014

**Single Digits: In Praise of Small Numbers**, by Marc Chamberland

Review by William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, June 6, 2015

Review by Rob Cline, The Gazette, August 30, 2015

**Snowflake, Seashell, Star: A Colouring Adventure in Number Land**, by Alex Bellos and Edmund Harriss

Review by Alex Bellos, "Nested fish and golden triangles: adult colouring and the beauty of maths," The Guardian, September 17, 2015

Review by Marianne Freiberger, Plus Magazine, October 7, 2015

**Soccermatics: Mathematical Adventures in the Beautiful Game**, by David Sumpter

Review by Paul Fennessy, The 42, June 5, 2016

**Mary Somerville and the World of Science**, by Allan Chapman

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, February 12, 2015

**The Symphony of Primes, Distribution of Primes and Riemann's Hypothesis**, by Jan Feliksiak

Review by BWW Books, October 8, 2013

**Taming the Unkown: A History of Algebra from Antiquity to the Early Twentieth Century**, by Victor J. Katz and Karen Hunger Parshall

Review by Calvin Jongsma, MAA Reviews, February 26, 2015

**Tangrams: 330 Puzzles**, by Ronald C. Read

Review by Underwood Dudley, MAA Reviews, November 14, 2015

**Textbooks, Testing, Training: How We Discourage Thinking**, by Stephen S. Willoughby

Review by Tom Sinclair, MAA Reviews, September 14, 2014

**Théorème Vivant**, by Cédric Villani (See Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure for reviews of the English version)

Reviewed by Jacques Hurtubise, *Notices of the AMS*, February 2014

**Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician's Journey through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More**, by Matt Parker

Review by Paul Klassen, “*Math book shows how numbers are functional — and fun*,” Winnipeg Free Press, December 27, 2014

Review by Colm Mulcahy, “How to Get to the Fourth Dimension,” Scientific American, July 31, 2015

Review in Notices of the AMS, October 2016

**Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math**, by Daniel Tammet

Review by Manjit Kumar, The Telegraph, August 22, 2012

Review by Simon Ings, "Mathematics is as rich as literature,"* CultureLab blog, New Scientist*, August 14, 2012

Review by Jordan Ellenberg, *The Boston Globe*, July 27, 2013

Review by Alexandra Witze, *Science News*, September 20, 2013

**The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage**, by Sydney Padua

Review by Nicholas Lezard, The Guardian, August 16, 2016

**Tilings and Patterns**, by Branko Grünbaum and G. C. Shephard

Review by William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, November 29, 2016

**Topics in Recreational Mathematics**, edited by Charles Ashbacher

Reviewed by Fernando Q. Gouvêa, MAA Reviews, June 5, 2015

**The Tower of Hanoi - Myths and Maths**, by Andreas M. Hinz, Sandi Klavžar, Uroš Milutinović, and Ciril Petr

Review by Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society, February 23, 2013

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, May 28, 2013

Review by Andrew Percey, zb Math

Review by László Kozma, ACM SIGACT News, Volume 45 Issue 3, pages 34-36, September 2014

Review by Jean-Paul Allouche, *Newsletter of the European Mathematical Society*, Issue 93, page 56, September 2014

**Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture**, edited by Birgit Bergmann, Moritz Epple, and Ruti Ungar

Review by Marjorie Senechal, *Notices of the AMS*, February 2013

**Truth or Truthiness: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction by learning to Think Like a Data Scientist**, by Howard Wainer

Review by Christopher J. Phillips,"Facts Versus Fallacy," Science, August 5, 2016

**Turbulent Times in Mathematics: The Life of J. C. Fields and the History of the Fields Medal**, by Elaine McKinnon Riehm and Frances Hoffman

Review by Deborah Kent, *Isis*, Vol. 105, No. 2 (June 2014), pp. 457-458

**Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe**, by George Dyson

Review by Thomas Misa, "Digital dawn," *Nature*, March 1, 2012, page 32

Review by Douglas Bell, "The godfather of the iPad," *Globe & Mail*, March 16, 2012

Review by William Poundstone, "Unleashing the Power," *The New York Times*, May 4, 2012

Review by Tom Siegfried, *Science News*, September 8, 2012

Review by Fenella Saunders, "When the World Went Digital," American Scientist, May-June 2013, pages 233-34

**The Turing Guide**, by Jack Copeland

Review by Andrew Robinson, "All Around Turing," New Scientist, January 7, 2017

**Turing's Revolution**, edited by Giovanni Sommaruga and Thomas Strahm

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, February 18, 2016

**Turing's Vision: The Birth of Computer Science**, by Chris Bernhardt

Review by Jonathon Keats, "Are we Turing machines?," New Scientist, July 2, 2016

**Alan Turing: The Enigma**, by Andrew Hodges

Review by Katherine Safford-Ramus, MAA Reviews, November 30, 2014

**Undiluted Hocus-Pocus: The Autobiography of Martin Gardner**, by Martin Gardner

Review by David Singmaster, Master Puzzler, *Nature*, September 19, 2013

Review by Brian Hayes, Martin Gardner’s Autobiography: A Lifelong Quest for Truth and Meaning, *Scientific American*, September 20, 2013

Review by Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, September 24, 2013

Review by Jordan Ellenberg, *The Wall Street Journal*, November 22, 2013

Review by Stephen Hirtle, "'Undiluted Hocus-Pocus': How science columnist Martin Gardner spread joy with numbers and games,"* Pittsburgh Post Gazette*, December 27, 2013

Review by Teller, "The Brainteaser," *The New York Times*, January 3, 2014

Review by Andy Magid, *Notices of the AMS*, March 2014

**Visions of Infinity**, by Ian Stewart

Review by Tom Siegfried, Science News, March 23, 2013

Review by P. N. Ruane, MAA Reviews, March 7, 2013

**Vito Volterra**, by Angelo Guerraggio and Giovanni Paoloni

Review by Alex Bogomolny, MAA Reviews, March 19, 2013

**War Games: A History of War on Paper**, by Philipp von Hilgers

Review by Ursula Whitcher, MAA Reviews, August 13, 2013

**A Wealth of Numbers: An Anthology of 500 Years of Popular Mathematics Writing**, edited by Benjamin Wardhaugh

Review by Mark Bollman, MAA Reviews, June 30, 2012

Review by Carol Dorf, "A Wealth of Complexities," American Scientist, March - April 2013

Review by Andy R. Magid, *Notices of the AMS*, March 2013

**Wearing Gauss's Jersey**, by Dean Hathout

Review by Mark Bollman, MAA Reviews, September 12, 2013

**Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy**, by Cathy O'Neil

Review by Clara Moskowtiz, Scientific American, August 2016

Review by Katherine Burton, "A Math Nerd Wants to Stop the Big Data Monster," Bloomberg Business Week, August 24, 2016

Review by Evelyn Lamb, Scientific American, August 31, 2016

Review by Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, September 6, 2016

Review by Pankaj Mehta, “Big Data Isn’t Just Watching You—It’s Making You Poorer,” In These Times, September 6, 2016

By Amiee Rawlins, “Math is Racist: How Data is Driving Inequality,” CNN Money, September 6, 2016

Review by David French, "No, Math isn't Racist," National Review, September 8, 2016

Review by Kalpana Shankar, *Science*, September 9, 2016

Review by Kelly McEvers, "'Weapons Of Math Destruction' Outlines Dangers Of Relying On Data Analytics," NPR, September 12, 2016

Review by Clay Shirky, New York Times Book Review, October 9, 2016

Review by Robert W. Hayden, MAA Reviews, January 9, 2016

**What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 9**, by Dana Mackenzie

Review by Tom Schulte, MAA Review, August 5, 2013

**What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences, Volume 10,** by Dana Mackenzie and Barry Cipra

Review by William J. Satzer, MAA Reviews, March 21, 2016

**What’s Math Got To Do With It?: How Teachers and Parents Can Transform Mathematics Learning and Inspire Success**, by Jo Boaler

Review by Alfred Manaster, *Notices of the AMS*, October 2015

**Who Killed Professor X?**, by Thodoris Andriopoulos

Review by P. N. Ruane, MAA Reviews, April 15, 2015

**Who's #1? — The Science of Rating and Ranking**, by Amy N. Langville and Carl D. Meyer

Review by Richard J. Wilders, MAA Reviews, March 29, 2012

Review by Andrew I. Dale, *Notices of the AMS*, January 2013

**Why Is There Philosophy of Mathematics at All?**, by Ian Hacking

Review by John P. Burgess, *Notices of the AMS*, December 2014

**X and the City: Modeling Aspects of Urban Life**, by John A. Adam

Review by David S. Mazel, MAA Reviews, May 12, 2013

** Zombies and Calculus**, by Colin Adams

Review by Mark Hunacek,

Review by Noel-Ann Bradshaw,

Review by Tara Creel, "'Zombies and Calculus' brings math concepts back from the dead,"

Here's an article on the increased interest in books about mathematics and mathematicians:

**"The numbers game: Why math books are hot," **by Jane Boursaw and Tameka L. Hicks, *USA Today Weekend Magazine*, September 21, 2003

**Also, see ****Mathematical Fiction**, maintained by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston).

**Breaking the Code**, directed by Joe Calarco

Review by Bob Goepfert,

** Calculus: The Musical**, by Marc Gutman and Sadie Bowman

Review by Amona Refaei, *The News Record*, February 20, 2013

** A Disappearing Number**, by Simon McBurney

Review by Carolyn Clay, "A Mathematical Path To The Hereafter?," *WBUR The Artery*, November 5, 2014

** Proof**, by David Auburn

Review by Bridgette Redman, ‘Proof’ adds up to witty family drama in Grand Ledge, Lansing State Journal, July 9, 2015

**X&Y**, a play by Marcus du Sautoy

Review by Jeremy Lee, "Arts: A multiple of sums", *The Actuary*, November 7, 2013

Review by Allan Hunter, Screen Daily, September 7, 2014

**A Brilliant Young Mind**, directed by Morgan Matthews (see X+Y for reviews on the U.K. release of the film)

Review by Keith Devlin, Huffington Post, September 2, 2015

Review by Alan Scherstuhl, "Prime Achievement: 'A Brilliant Young Mind' Doesn't Master Math, but it Aces Life," The Village Voice, September 8, 2015

Review by Keith Devlin, "Love Multiplies At A Math Olympiad In 'Brilliant'," NPR, September 12, 2015

Review by Ty Burr, "Smart take on a genius in ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’", The Boston Globe, September 24, 2015

Review by Colin Covert, “Math genius' dizzying life is told with mesmerizing power in 'A Brilliant Young Mind',” Star Tribune, October 1, 2015

Review by Mark Saul, "Why Do We Do Mathematics?," Notices of the AMS, October 2016

**Counting from Infinity**, directed by George Csicsery

Review by Gar Smith,

**Flatland: The Movie**, by Seth Caplan, Jeffrey Travis, and Dano Johnson

Review by Michelle Press, *Scientific American*, May 2008

Review by Julie Rehmeyer, *Flatland and its sequel bring the math of higher dimensions to the silver screen*, Science News, July 29, 2013

**The Genius of George Boole**, produced by Lord David Puttnam

Review by Olivia Kelleher, "Boole’s impact on technology is explored on film," Irish Examiner, August 16, 2015

**Hidden Figures**, directed by Theodore Melfi (see also The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race)

Review by Lili Loofbourow, “This movie about black female mathematicians looks glorious,” The Week, August 15, 2016

Review by Sky Selrach, "'Empire's' Taraji Henson New Role Celebrates Real-Life NASA Mathematician Genius," Nature World News, August 17, 2016

Review by Aria Ellise, "Hidden Figures: The Untold Story That’s Long Overdue," Milwaukee Community Journal, August 16, 2016

Review by Margot Lee Shetterly, “The Hidden Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race,” NY Magazine, August 2016

Review by Cara Buckley, "On Being a Black Female Math Whiz During the Space Race," The New York Times, September 5, 2016

Review by Jan Crawford, “The African-American women behind NASA's rocket launches,” CBS News, September 7, 2016

Review by Maya Wei-Haas, “The Forgotten Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Send Astronauts to Space,” Smithsonian, September 8, 2016

Review by Mark Jackson, "‘Hidden Figures’: NASA’s First Black Female Math Wizards," Epoch Times, December 11, 2016

Review by Elizabeth Gibney, Nature, December 22, 2016

Review by Alia Hoyte, "5 Cool Things the Women Who Inspired 'Hidden Figures' Accomplished," How Stuff Works, December 23, 2016

Review by Stephanie Zacharek, “Hidden Figures Proves There’s Power in Numbers,” Time, December 23, 2016

Review by Rebecca Carroll, *"Hidden Figures Shines a Spotlight on Three Extraordinary Women,"* Parade Magazine, January 5, 2017

**How I Came to Hate Maths (Comment j’ai deteste les maths)**, a film by Olivier Peyon

Review by Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter, November 30, 2013

Review by Kang Hyun-kyung, "French documentary questions 'new math'," The Korea Times, September 3, 2014

Review by Juliette Cerf, *Télérama Magazine*, January 20, 2015, January 20, 2015

**The Imitation Game**, directed by Morten Tyldum

Review by Paddy Kehoe, RTÉ ten, November 13, 2014

Review by S. Barry Cooper, “Imitation Game will finally bring Alan Turing the fame he so rightly deserves,” The Conversation, November 19, 2014

Review by S. Barry Cooper, "You Need To See 'The Imitation Game' If You Care At All About Technology", Business Insider, November 20, 2014

Review by David Edelstein, "Benedict Cumberbatch Lifts Above Biopic Formula In 'Imitation Game',"NPR, November 25, 2014

Review by A. O. Scott, "Broken Codes, Both Strategic and Social," New York Times, November 27, 2014

Review by Kenneth Turan, "Mathematician's Story Is Dramatic Enough For The Big Screen," NPR, November 28, 2014

Review by Eric Molinsky, "Benedict Cumberbatch takes on another brilliantly awkward role as the man who brought computers to the world," PRI, November 30, 2014

**The Man Who Knew Infinity**, directed by Matthew Brown

Review by Paramita Ghosh, “Ramanujan biopic: A man who was more than the sum of his parts,” Hindustan Times, October 7, 2015

Review by Arun Janardhanan, "A passage to infinity: The untold story of Srinivasa Ramanujan," The Indian Express, December 6, 2015

Review by Imran Mojib, DIFF welcomes a passage to ‘infinity’ featuring Indian mathematician, The Gulf Today, December 13, 2015

Review by George E. Andrews, Notices of the AMS, February 2016

Review by Andrew Robinson, "In Search of Ramanujan," Nature, March 30, 2016

Review by Andrew Lowry, Empire Online, April 4, 2016

Review by Stuart Jeffries, “Genius by numbers: why Hollywood maths movies don't add up,” The Guardian, April 6, 2016

Review by Saskia O'Donoghue, “Ramanujan biopic "The Man Who Knew Infinity" tells mathematician's journey,” Daily Mail, April 7, 2016

Review by Matthew Reisz, “The Man Who Knew Infinity: another beautiful mind on screen,” Daily Mail, April 8, 2016

Review by Andrew Robinson, Nature, March 31, 2016

Review by Jacob Aron, "The Man Who Knew Infinity fails to break the mathematical mould," New Scientist, April 8, 2016, paper pp. 46, April 23, 2016

Review by David Roy, “Proof of life: Biopic The Man Who Knew Infinity just about adds up,” Irish News, April 8, 2016

Review by Kathryn Shattuck, "A Math Biopic, With Dev Patel, Applies a Different Calculus," The New York Times, April 20, 2016

Review by Clara Moskowitz, Scientific American, May 2016, pp. 70

Review by Jacob Aron, "An Easy Formula: Why is the Biopic of Srinivasa Ramanujan so safe," New Scientist, April 23, 2016, pp. 46

Review by Coln Mulcahy, "A Math Genius Like No Other Comes to the Big Screen," Scientific American, April 27, 2016

Review by Anders Wright, "‘Infinity’ stays limited in scope," San Diego Union-Tribune, May 5, 2016

Review by Suresh Menon, “It is Tempting to Find Fault, but More Fun to Sit Back and Enjoy it,” The Hindu, May 7, 2016

Review by Amruta Lakhe, “Prime Obsession,” The Indian Express, May 8, 2016

Review by Tirdad Derakhshani, "Dev Patel plays math genius in 'Man Who Knew Infinity'," The Mercury News, May 10, 2016

Review by Julie Crawford, "By-the-numbers mathematician biopic doesn't add up," Vancouver Courier, May 18, 2016

Review by Jerry Bowyer, “'The Man Who Knew Infinity' Explores Faith And Mathematics,” Forbes, August 29, 2016

Review by Karen Chutsky, The Lucerne Valley Leader, October 25, 2016

**Navajo Math Circles**, directed by George Csicsery

Review by Madison Lantelme-Capitano, "Navajo Math Circles' delves into the educational program that brings math to underserved areas," Athens Post, March 7, 2016

**Painting the Way to the Moon**, directed by Jacob Akira Okada

Review by Anthony Bellano, "Award Winning Documentary Focusing on Revolutionary Princeton Mathematician Coming to Garden Theater," Princeton Patch, February 20, 2015

**Late Style - Yuri I. Manin, Looking Back on a Life in Mathematics**, directed by Agnes Handwerk and Harrie Willems

Review by Gunther Cornelissen, Notices of the AMS, January 2013

**X+Y**, directed by Morgan Matthews (See A Brilliant Young Mind for reviews on the U.S. release of the film)

Review by Rob Parsons, "How a Yorkshire mathematician with Asperger Syndrome inspired a new film," *The Yorkshire Post*, March 12, 2015

Review by Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, March 12, 2015

Review by Matt Watson, Film Trance, March 19, 2015

Review by Mark Walker, The Copenhagen Online Post, September 10, 2015

See also: **Mathematics Goes to the Movies**, compiled by Burkard Polster and Marty Ross; **The Math in the Movies Page**, collections of reviews of math-related movies compiled by A. G. Reinhold; and **Mathematics in Movies**, clips from movies assembled by Oliver Knill.

**For more reviews please see the archive of reviews prior to 2013**.